Aug 222017
 
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Ben McAdoo, New York Giants (August 21, 2017)

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MONDAY BEN MCADOO CONFERENCE CALL…
New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo addressed the media by conference call on Tuesday to discuss the team’s 10-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns:

Opening Statement: I’ll start with the game last night. Defensively – what we did well – we played physical and had some outstanding shots of effort on tape. Look no further than OV’s (Olivier Vernon) example chasing an eligible receiver across the field and breaking the ball up. Great effort there. I thought we were physical in destroying some blocks. B.J. (Goodson) was a good example on a sack. Forced two turnovers. Could have been three. We handled the ebbs and flow of the game. We had three sudden change series on defense and one punt return that left us with a short field. What we need to work on – extracting the ball. We need to be disciplined with our rush lanes especially against an athletic quarterback and eliminate penalties that award first downs on third down.

Offensively – what we did well – 75% win the down on all down and distant passes. Pass protection is making progress and some examples of finish on tape. We have some good examples of finish. What we need to work on – we left a lot of offense on the field. Too many unforced errors. Not one guy. (Inaudible). For us to have a chance, we need all 11 knowing what to do and how to do it. And, it takes everybody to run the ball, not just the offensive line. The receivers have to be better versus slam corners. The tight ends, in line and from the backfield, need to do a better job. They weren’t even close yesterday. The running backs have to take the right footwork at the right pace and of course have to be on point and read their cues. We left some runs on the field yesterday from a running back perspective. And our perimeter, they need to do a better job of taking care of each other on the bubble screens.

Special teams wise – kickoff coverage was a plus. Kickoff return was a push. We need to work on punt coverage, be disciplined and do our job in our lanes. We gave up a big field return and we came back and overcompensated. We were hit up the gut there, came back because of a penalty, though. Punt return – we have to get it started and our vice needs work. It’s not where it needs to be.

Where do we go from here? We have to stick the move this week. We have to get our eyes on Cleveland tape, learn from it and then jump onto the Jets. We have a short week and we have to go out and make some gains. With that, we’ll open it up.

Q: Where do you stand on everything with WR Odell Beckham Jr. and WR Brandon Marshall?

A: Odell has an ankle and we’ll see how he responds to treatment. Brandon has a shoulder and, again, we just have to see how these two guys respond to treatment. We just had them in here for a treatment session and we’ll take it day by day.

Q: Are both WR Odell Beckham Jr. and WR Brandon Marshall getting treatment?

A: Odell had his MRI and he has an ankle.

Q: What’s the concern that WR Odell Beckham Jr. or WR Brandon Marshall’s injuries could be long term?

A: Again, we’ll take it day by day and see how they respond to treatment.

Q: Were the x-rays on WR Brandon Marshall’s shoulder negative?

A: Yes.

Q: Does WR Odell Beckham Jr. have a high ankle or a low ankle?

A: It’s an ankle. We’ll see how he responds to treatment.

Q: What made you decide to play CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie at safety for a couple series?

A: When you get into the season, you have to look at a couple different things on the 53 and how many guys you hold at each spot – at the safety spot and at the corner spot. And, the more players you have with versatility, the better. DRC is definitely a guy that’s a smart football player. He’s played a lot of football for us and in this league. Just giving him some experience at safety makes you more flexible and if something happens during the course of the game, you can put him out there and he can help you out in that regard.

Q: How do you think CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie did at safety?

A: He did a nice job. He’s been getting a little work at it in practice; I’m surprised you guys haven’t noticed.

Q: How did the interior of the offensive line do last night?

A: I think we had some opportunities to have some runs come out. Again, whether we run the ball well or not, it’s not only the offensive line. Everybody’s included. It takes all 11 to be successful there. But, I thought there were a couple TE games we could have passed off better in pass protection. That will continue to be an emphasis for us. But, I thought there were some opportunities for us to have some runs come out on the interior of the offensive line.

Q: What do you attribute the negative runs to?

A: Again, there’s enough to be spread around. First play, the corner made a tackle. We have to block the corner. We had some tight ends trip up in the backfield. We had a back that was too wide on his course on one. There were plenty to go around. You can’t have that. You need all 11 to have a chance to have a chance and we didn’t have that yesterday early in the game.

Q: How did offensive linemen Brett Jones and D.J. Fluker do in last night’s game?

A: I think they both had solid outings. They both got better, they both improved. Brett is a tremendous communicator out there, he’s a physical player and he had a nice night. Fluker’s a guy that, he’s learning. He’s playing a couple different spots. He’s learning the offense still, he’s working hard through it, he’s a physical football player and when he gets his hands on somebody, he’s a physical man.

Q: Has Fluker earned an opportunity to work with the first team? John Jerry seems to have struggled.

A: We’re going to look at those options and talk through them as the week goes on and see how it shakes out. But we have not lost confidence in [guard] John Jerry or anybody on the offensive line, for that matter.

Q: Are there any updates to any of the other players who got injured last night?

A: Yeah, [wide receiver Tavarres] King, he’s still sore. It was the same ankle [that he had previously injured]. [Cornerback] Michael Hunter is in the concussion protocol. And that’s really all I have right now.

Q: Do you alter your plan for the preseason, as far as playing time, moving forward after losing a couple of key players to injury last night?

A: You have to play, you have to play the game to get better at the game and on offense we definitely need to work, we need it in all three phases, but especially on offense.

Q: Do you expect any of the players that did not play last night due to injury to be back at practice tomorrow?

A: Yeah, we’re taking a look at that right now. Nothing is set in stone at this point, but we look to get a couple guys back, even if it is in limited fashion.

Q: How do you think quarterback Eli Manning did last night in his first preseason action?

A: I thought he had a fairly good showing. A couple throws I think he’d like to have back, but that’s a part of it, especially in preseason, you’re going to miss some throws. I thought he had some clean reads out there. I’d like to see him complete the shallow cross to [wide receiver] Sterling Shepard in the red zone. But, it’s the first outing for him, first outing for a lot of guys out there playing together in a game this season. So, we look to build upon it.

Q: Where do things stand in the backup quarterback competition? Was Geno Smith getting so many snaps last night a sign that he’s ahead?

A: That’s just the way it went last night. We wanted to keep it fairly even, but the way the game broke down, the way the game worked itself out there at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second half, that’s just the way it went and we’re going to continue to evaluate it. We don’t have a timetable on it and we’ll let those guys keep going, competing.

Q: What is your evaluation of Geno Smith’s play last night?

A: I thought he made some nice throws, made some nice decisions. He completed the ball, we just have to eliminate the critical errors in the ball game.

Q: Where does everything stand with offensive lineman Michael Bowie right now?

A: The other side of the building is still working through the details of it, still trying to get as much information as they can at this point and they’re going to keep me posted as we go.

Q: Do you expect Bowie to practice tomorrow?

A: I don’t expect anything at this point. We’ll see what the information that we gather [is]. I need more information from the other side of the building, they’re working hard right now on trying to get information, get all the details, so we have all the information before any decisions are made.

Q: Is Bowie with the team in the meantime?

A: Today’s a day off.

Q: Would you be open to sitting wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for this week’s preseason game, because you know what he can do? Or would you rather see your entire offense on the field together?

A: Yeah, I know what Odell brings to the table, he’s a tremendous player, one of the best in the league. Tremendous competitor. But if you have a chance to get everyone out there playing together, playing with each other, you do it. If you don’t, you don’t. That’s a medical decision.

Q: How is Beckham feeling today, have you had a chance to talk to him?

A: He’s going through treatment. He got a scan, he’s got an ankle [injury].

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Aug 222017
 
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Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, New York Giants (August 21, 2017)

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CLEVELAND BROWNS 10 – NEW YORK GIANTS 6…
The New York Giants’ offense continued to struggle in the second preseason game as the Giants fell to the Cleveland Browns 10-6 on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. But the more alarming news for New York was on the injury front as wide receiver Odell Beckham (ankle), wide receiver Brandon Marshall (shoulder), wide receiver Tavarres King (ankle), and cornerback Michael Hunter (concussion) were all forced to leave the game. X-rays on Beckham’s ankle were negative, but he will undergo further evaluations on Tuesday. The Giants did not provide an update on Marshall after the game. King, who has missed a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, appears to have re-injured it. And Hunter will now enter the NFL’s concussion protocol.

For the second game in a row, the Giants failed to score a touchdown. Quarterback Eli Manning was a respectable 10-of-14 for 80 yards, but the offensive line again had issues pass and run blocking. Despite accruing 16 yards on one run, starting halfback Paul Perkins finished the night with 10 yards on six carries. Overall, the Giants were held to an embarrassing 212 total net yards (147 yards passing, 65 yards rushing) and 13 first downs. The offense also turned the football over three times, including an interception by quarterback Geno Smith and fumbles by wide receiver Sterling Shepard and running back Wayne Gallman. The Giants were 3-of-12 on third down and 0-for-2 in red zone opportunities.

On the positive side, the Giants’ defense continues to play well. The Browns were held to 242 total net yards (134 yards passing, 108 yards rushing) and 18 first downs. Defensive end Olivier Vernon tipped one pass that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul intercepted. Both ends also split a sack. Linebacker B.J. Goodson also picked up his second sack in two preseason games.

Video highlights/lowlights are available at Giants.com.

INJURY REPORT…
Wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. left the game with an ankle injury. X-rays were negative, but the Giants said he will undergo further evaluation. Beckham was also evaluated for a possible concussion, but cleared.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall injured his shoulder in the game. Cornerback Michael Hunter left the game in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. Wide receiver Tavarres King left the game early with an ankle injury.

Not playing in the game were running back Shaun Draughn (ankle), wide receiver Dwayne Harris (upper body), wide receiver Darius Powe (hamstring), wide receiver Andrew Turzilli (hamstring), offensive lineman Adam Gettis (eye), offensive lineman Michael Bowie (arrest warrant), linebacker J.T. Thomas (knee), linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion protocol), and linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger).

POST-GAME REACTION…
Video clips of post-game media sessions with Head Coach Ben McAdoo and the following players are available at Giants.com:

  • Head Coach Ben McAdoo (Video)
  • QB Eli Manning (Video)
  • WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (Video)
  • LG Justin Pugh (Video)
  • S Landon Collins (Video)

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Aug 182017
 
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Steve Spagnuolo, New York Giants (June 13, 2017)

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ROSTER MOVES…
The New York Giants have waived/injured wide receivers Keeon Johnson (foot) and Kevin Snead (hamstring). To fill their roster spots, the Giants signed wide receivers Canaan Severin and Ed Eagan.

Severin was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury. The Steelers waived him on Monday.

Eagan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and Buffalo Bills.

Johnson and Snead were signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft.

INJURY REPORT – KEENAN ROBINSON BACK IN THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL…
Linebacker Keenan Robinson left practice early on Friday and is once again in the concussion protocol. Wide receiver Andrew Turzilli (hamstring?) and offensive lineman Adam Gettis (leg?) also left practice early.

Wide receiver Dwayne Harris (upper body soreness), wide receiver Darius Powe (hamstring), linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger), and linebacker J.T. Thomas (knee) did not practice.

Cornerback Eli Apple (ankle) was limited.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum:

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WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Ben McAdoo and select players will address the media on Saturday. There is no media availability to the team on Sunday. The Giants play the Browns in Cleveland on Monday night.

Aug 172017
 
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J.T. Thomas, New York Giants (December 20, 2015)

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J.T. THOMAS ACCEPTS PAY CUT…
ESPN is reporting that New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas has accepted a pay cut. His 2017 base salary has been reduced from $2,975,000 to $775,000. He now has a roster bonus of $20,000 and will earn $400,000 in incentives if he plays 70 percent of snaps or more.

INJURY REPORT…
Wide receiver Dwayne Harris (upper body soreness), wide receiver Darius Powe (hamstring), wide receiver Kevin Snead (lower body), linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger), and cornerback Eli Apple (ankle) did not practice.

“(Apple) felt his ankle a little bit, so we were precautionary with it,” said Head Coach Ben McAdoo.

“Just got kicked a little bit going against some of the receivers,” said Apple. “It’s kind of bruised up after practice, but it’s not a big deal… I’m not sure (if I will play Monday). I’m just going to take it one day at a time and see what happens.”

“(Herzlich is) progressing,” said McAdoo. “He is not where we want him to be yet to put him back on the field, but he is working through it.”

Running back Shaun Draughn (ankle), linebacker J.T. Thomas (knee), and safety Duke Ihenacho (hamstring) were limited.

“(Thomas) is working through it,” said McAdoo. “Going through individuals, and eventually we will build him up to 7- on-7’s, some special teams work, and then team reps. But right now we are starting slow with him.”

Wide receiver Keeon Johnson left practice early with a lower body injury.

PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • PK Aldrick Rosas went 3-for-4 on field goal attempts.
  • FB Shane Smith was promoted to first-team punt coverage and punt-return special teams units, now working with all four special teams units. He also received first-team reps at fullback.

HEAD COACH BEN MCADOO…
The transcript of Ben McAdoo’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice on Friday at 11:20AM. The team’s coordinators will also address the press.

Aug 122017
 
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Ben McAdoo, New York Giants (August 11, 2017)

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MONDAY BEN MCADOO CONFERENCE CALL…
New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo addressed the media by conference call on Saturday to discuss the team’s 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers:

Opening Statement: Start with the defensive side of the ball. I thought we got off to a fast start in the ball game. No penalties. Forced a couple turnovers and held Pittsburgh to 23% on third down, which was a plus. What we have to work on – we have to continue to build up the starters this week heading into next week, develop the second and third group and schematically set the edge of the defense better.

Offensively, what we did well – we had a lot of opportunities in the game to evaluate the players. 72 plays. I thought we flashed some physicality and finish. The emphasis was moving the pocket and screens in the ball game for us. I thought we got a good look at that. It’ll help us down the road. What we need to work on – we need to sharpen up with our assignments. We weren’t sharp there. We need to eliminate the number of sacks that we had in the ball game. It wasn’t all the offensive line, but we did have some push. We had some wide receiver errors. The quarterbacks held onto the ball at times and actually running out of bounds on one occasion four yards short of the line of scrimmage, which was a sack. Unforced errors in the green zone hurt us. We had a penalty. We had a bad snap. Should have thrown the ball away on one occasion and it really dates back to last year in 2016. Drives without a negative play, we scored touchdowns on 74% of those drives and drives in the green zone with a negative play, we didn’t score a single touchdown.

On special teams, the coverage teams got off to a good start. We did have a pre-snap penalty. We have to eliminate that from our play. The return game needs some work. We muffed one return that led to a touchdown and we had another ball on the ground on a kick return. Our post-snap, we had a block in the back there, a penalty. We need to show some awareness. Our vice needs to tighten up and our kickoff return, we need to detail the depth of those drops. The positive thing is we have one heck of a battle going on at the kicker spot. With that, we’ll open it up.

Q: Did you see enough to make any depth chart changes after last night?

A: Right now, the depth chart is fluid. It changes each and every day. We’ll evaluate that more. We have a week of practice here, so we’ll get a good three days in, then we’ll start getting ready doing a mock-type week for Cleveland. But, nothing drastic yet.

Q: Has QB Geno Smith moved ahead of QB Josh Johnson at the quarterback position?

A: I think when you take a look at both quarterbacks, I think they both did some good things in the ball game, but there were definitely some inconsistencies.

Q: Are you concerned about the depth behind T Ereck Flowers since T Chad Wheeler struggled a bit in the game last night?

A: I want to see the young guy continue to play and continue to develop. Keep Chad in the mix. We need to keep pushing the starters there as well.

Q: How did you come out from a health standpoint with S Duke Ihenacho?

A: Duke felt his hamstring in the ball game and Calvin Munson fell on his knee, but it doesn’t seem to appear to be anything serious at this point. More of a contusion.

Q: What did you think of defensive tackle Jay Bromley’s play in last night’s game?

A: I think Jay’s improving. He’s playing with some hostility out there, he’s playing aggressive, playing physical football.

Q: Have Bromley and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson separated themselves from the competition?

A: It’s still early to say, but those two seem to have a leg up now, especially with Robert [Thomas] being out.

Q: What did you think of linebacker B.J. Goodson and safety Darian Thompson; both had extended playing time.

A: I thought that Darian was a little rusty, but it was good to see him knock that rust off as he played a little more in the game. We count on it as really another rookie year for him. But we count on him improving with reps. I think B.J. got off to a good start at the positon. He had a nice rush in there and he’s a physical player and we look forward to him continuing to develop and get better.

Q: Are there any ‘bubble guys’ that stood out to you last night?

A: I think that we got a good look at that second and third group. We weren’t as productive as we wanted to be there and we’ll leave it at that.

Q: What did you think of the tight ends last night?

I thought Rhett [Ellison] came out, he had a good start in a Giants uniform. Was pretty good at the point of attack and caught the ball well, which was nice to see. Evan [Engram] seemed to play with some speed down the middle of the field, but needs to be sharper in his assignments.

Q: Anyone else other than Ellison and Engram that caught your eye among the tight ends?

A: Yeah, Jerell [Adams] played with some good speed yesterday. [Will] Tye had some wiggle, did some good things on special teams, which will help him. [Matt] LaCosse got in there later on in the ball game, we need to get him to stay on his feet. He slipped down a few times. A couple guys did yesterday in the game and he needs to stay on his feet a little bit better, but he’ll have plenty of opportunities moving forward.

Q: How do you think the reserve cornerbacks played in last night’s game, particularly Valentino Blake?

A: I think Blake had a lot of snaps in the ball game, did some good things on special teams. It was nice to see him come up with the interception there. He needs to make sure he takes care of the ball better than he did. He was waving that thing around a little bit, but it was nice to see him make a play on the ball. They ran a nice double-move, he was isolated there for a touchdown towards the end of the game on the double-move. He was isolated and they made a nice play.

Q: Did FB Shane Smith impress you in catching another pass, his block on the 4th down conversion and some good pass protection, too?

A: Yes, I liked what Shane did on special teams. I think he has some fluidity to him for a fullback, for a big guy. That always helps because he’s going to have to be a special teams contributor if he has a chance. I think he can be sharper in his details from the fullback spot, and it’ll get better there over time in the next three weeks.

Q: Did you need to see your rookie kicker (Aldrick Rosas) make a 50-yard field goal just to feel better about him?

A: You know what, it was exciting to see. I was champing at the bit even later in the ball game. We had the ball on the 35-yard line, but we were down by eight. I wanted to kick it there, but I also wanted to give the guys the chance to go down and score to tie the ballgame and give us a chance to tie the ballgame. It was exciting for him (Rosas) to get out there and see him make that kick. All the players around him were excited, too.

Q: What went into the decision to alternate kicks between (Rosas and Mike Nugent)? Will that be the plan going forward?

A: They’re in a competition. We want to keep things as even as we can.

Q: What did you see from the running game?

A: I saw some hits and some misses. We had some inconsistencies. We wanted to try and get some outside zone going in the ballgame just to work it, and it’s always tough to do that when you’re playing a 3-4 (defensive alignment) team. When they’re a two-gap mentality, it’s a challenge, but that’s what we decided to do, to put our guys to the test. We had some positives and some negatives to go with that, but we got a good evaluation on them. The downhill run game was better than the stretch game. We had some opportunities: first play of the ballgame, Paul Perkins was one-on-one with the safety, and we need more than seven yards there. He has to make him miss, and he has to run him over. We have to at least get a first down on that play.

Q: Getting back to the defensive tackles, is Robert Thomas going to be back this week? And what is his injury?

A: He’s going to start working back into the mix tomorrow.

Q: Is there anyone else out of those injured guys, WR Tavarres King, LB Mark Herzlich, S Ryan Murphy, is there anyone else you expect back next week?

A: We’re going to slowly start to integrate them back in the mix tomorrow. But again, there’s a lot of time. We have a treatment (period) that’s going to happen here shortly today, and one tomorrow morning. It’s still early.

Q: Is that everybody that I mentioned there, is LB Keenan Robinson included in that category?

A: He’s still in the protocol.

Q: The other deep ball completed on CB Valentino Blake, was that S Nat Berhe not getting over in time, or do you put that on Valentino?

A: Yeah, the post player slipped on the play.

NEW YORK GIANTS CUT JIMMY HERMAN…
The New York Giants have waived rookie free agent linebacker Jimmy Herman (Purdue University), who the team officially signed on Friday when cornerback Mykkele Thompson was waived/injured.

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Aug 122017
 
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Geno Smith, New York Giants (August 11, 2017)

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS 20 – NEW YORK GIANTS 12…
In what amounted to not much more than a glorified scrimmage, the New York Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 in the preseason opener for both teams at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Friday night. The Giants chose to sit quarterback Eli Manning, wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Steelers also did not play quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Aside for a a couple of breakdowns in the secondary, the Giants defense played well for most of the game, but the offense struggled for most of the night. Pass blocking up front was very shaky and the Giants were unable to consistently run the ball. The Giants gave up seven sacks, while sacking Pittsburgh quarterbacks three times.

The Giants were held to 242 total net yards (73 rushing, 169 passing) and 19 first downs. The Steelers were held to 226 total net yards (124 rushing, 102 passing) and 10 first downs. Seventy-two of the Steelers 102 passing yards came on two plays, with wide receiver Cobi Hamilton beating cornerback Valentino Blake deep, including once for a touchdown.

The Giants also had issues in the red zone (0-for-2) and all of team’s scoring came on field goals. Aldrick Rosas converted on kicks of 27 and 52 yards while Mike Nugent converted on kicks of 30 and 45 yards. Cornerback Donte Deayon muffed a punt, leading to one Steelers’ touchdown right before halftime.

All three quarterbacks behind Manning played, including Josh Johnson (5-of-10 for 31 yards), Geno Smith (10-of-16 for 114 yards and one interception), and Davis Webb (8-of-16 for 67 yards). Tight end Jerell Adams was the leading pass receiver with three catches for 28 yards. Running back Orleans Darkwa (3 carries for 18 yards) was the leading rusher.

Defensively, safety Landon Collins (5 tackles), defensive tackle Jay Bromley (3 tackles including one short-yardage stop), defensive end Kerry Wynn (3 tackles, 1 sack), and defensive end Delvin Taylor (one interception) all flashed.

Video highlights/lowlights are available at Giants.com.

INJURY REPORT…
Not playing in the game were running back Shaun Draughn (PUP – ankle), linebacker J.T. Thomas (PUP- knee), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (ankle), wide receiver Tavarres King (ankle), wide receiver Kevin Snead (lower body), defensive tackle Robert Thomas (“sore”), linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion protocol), linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger), and safety Ryan Murphy (lower body).

The only player who appeared to get hurt in the game was safety Duke Ihenacho (hamstring).

POST-GAME REACTION…
Transcripts and video clips of post-game media sessions with Head Coach Ben McAdoo and the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…

Aug 102017
 
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Mykkele Thompson, New York Giants (August 14, 2015)

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NEW YORK GIANTS CUT MYKKELE THOMPSON, ADD LINEBACKER…
The New York Giants have waived/injured defensive back Mykkele Thompson, who had been battling a quad injury. To fill the vacant roster spot, the Giants signed rookie free agent linebacker Jimmy Herman (Purdue University).

Thompson was drafted in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Giants. He missed all of his rookie season after rupturing the Achilles’ tendon in his right foot during the 2015 preseason and was placed on Injured Reserve in September 2016 after injuring his knee in Week 2. The Giants shifted him from safety to cornerback this offseason.

Herman attended the New York Giants rookie mini-camp in May on a tryout basis, but was not signed. He has a nice combination of size and athleticism. Herman played in eight games his senior season, and accrued only 28 tackles.

GIANTS.COM PLAYER INTERVIEWS…
Video clips of exclusive Giants.com interviews with the following players are available at Giants.com:

  • WR Roger Lewis (Video)
  • DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Video)

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Jul 272017
 
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Ben McAdoo, New York Giants (June 13, 2017)

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NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP BEGINS…
New York Giants players reported to summer training camp on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The first practice will be held at 11:40AM on Friday and will be one of eleven practices open to the public, weather permitting. The training camp schedule is available at Giants.com.

All 90 New York Giants players, including defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, reported to camp. Odighizuwa missed all of the team’s spring work due to unspecified “personal issues.”

SHAUN DRAUGHN TO PUP, J.T. THOMAS BEING EVALUATED…
New York Giants running back Shaun Draughn (ankle) was placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List at the start of training camp. Meanwhile, linebacker J.T. Thomas (knee) is still being evaluated.

“J.T. is taking a physical right now,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “He’s going to be here, you know, right now, he’s going to be here. But, we have to make some decisions on how he comes out of the physical.”

GENERAL MANAGER JERRY REESE…
The transcript of Jerry Reese’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

HEAD COACH BEN MCADOO…
The transcript of Ben McAdoo’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…

Jul 262017
 
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New York Giants 2017 Rookie Class (May 12, 2017)

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NEW YORK GIANTS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMP ON THURSDAY…
The football offseason is officially over on Thursday when New York Giants players report to summer training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The first practice will be held at 11:40AM on Friday and will be one of eleven practices open to the public, weather permitting. The training camp schedule is available at Giants.com.

DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED CHARGE DROPPED FOR ROGER LEWIS…
Following up on our June 7 report that New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis was arrested in Ohio for operating a vehicle while impaired, that charge was dropped on Monday. Lewis was fined $150 plus court fees for driving in marked lanes and $25 for having tinted windows. Police originally said they found evidence of drug use in Lewis’ vehicle and suspected Lewis was under the influence of alcohol, but he refused to be tested on the scene.

BOBBY RAINEY SIGNS WITH RAVENS…
Unrestricted free agent running back Bobby Rainey (New York Giants) has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants had no interest in re-signing Rainey. The Giants signed Rainey as an unrestricted free agent from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April 2016.  He played in 15 games with no starts and finished the season with 17 carries for 63 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and 20 catches for 153 yards (7.6 yards per catch). Rainey also returned six punts (6.5 yards per return) and eight kickoffs (25.5 yards per return). Rainey was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Baltimore Ravens after the 2012 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Ravens (2012), Cleveland Browns (2013), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013-2015).

GIANTS.COM COORDINATOR INTERVIEWS…
Video clips of exclusive Giants.com interviews with the following coordinators are available at Giants.com:

  • Defensive Coordinator Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (Video)
  • Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (Video)

ARTICLES…